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Our research shows that 43% of young people feel the pandemic has harmed their long-term career prospects. At the CIPD, we are committed to creating opportunities for young people - and you can help.

We need professionals to help schools and colleges develop meaningful careers programmes, helping young people to get their foot in the door and boosting their prospects.

Providing careers education in schools and colleges is essential to help students regain confidence in their future. More than ever, they need help to understand the opportunities available and how to access them.

How can I help?

We are recruiting volunteers across England to join the Enterprise Adviser Network, which is funded and run by the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Enterprise Advisers are volunteers who work directly with local school leadership teams to help them develop an outstanding careers programme and raise the aspirations of young people. They also work to create connections between schools and local employers, to bring the world of work to life for students.

You will:

  • play an active role in helping a local school or college to encourage young people to think about their future by using your professional skills and insight to shape the careers education programme.
  • advise on strategic planning in a new context and gain a better understanding of the education sector.
  • develop professional skills including leadership, networking, influencing and commercial drive.
  • support the school to develop connections with local employers, enabling students to learn from them about, employment and skills that are valued in the workplace. 
  • build strong working relationships with your local school or college and provide insight into your organisation and industry.

Ideal candidates for this role are: 

  • experienced professionals able to influence and create strategic initiatives.
  • dedicated to making a lasting impact on the future of young people.
  • comfortable with working with a school’s senior leadership team.
  • able to volunteer one to five hours a month (includes at least one meeting with a matched school per half term, for example, every two months) for one academic year.

More opportunities with CIPD

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CIPD


151 The Broadway, London, London SW19 1JQ, GB

Mission Statement

We want to create a world of work that's more human. By changing hearts and minds about the purpose of work, the value of people and the role of people professionals, we'll help ensure that work creates value for everyone.


We’re the CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of over 160,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. Through our expertise and research we provide a valuable point of view on the rapidly changing world of work. And for our members we’re the career partner of choice, setting professional standards and providing the know-how to drive the HR and L&D professions forward. We’re independent and not-for-profit and hold a highly respected Royal Charter. We exist to make work and working lives better. And at a time of unprecedented change we have the vision, agility and strength to make a real difference to our members, to businesses, to the economy and to all working people.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


LeedsLeeds, LS10 1EFUnited Kingdom



  • Strategic Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication





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